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  • s  destroyed or killed

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  • By the time he was released, Prohibition was kaput, and other mobsters had taken over his organization.
  • But his grandiose vision of transforming the staid blue chip into the world's largest broadband Internet business went kaput with the pop of the tech bubble.
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    Twelve hours now, the power's been out. And I'm writing by candlelight in the kitchen. The only thing technologically enhanced about this is my .7mm mechanical pencil (do I have enough lead?). I'd be writing on my iphone, except it's gone. Kaput. The battery is, anyway. And that's the issue.
    June 20, 2013 - San Diego Reader
  • ways to prepare for possible ban on cell use while driving
    A bill to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving awaits approval from Governor Quinn. If the bill becomes law… that doesn't mean your car conversations are kaput.
    June 17, 2013 - WEEK News 25 Central Illinois
  • Has The Death Of A Euro-African Renewable Link Been Exaggerated?
    Despite a series of reports to the contrary, the ambitious Desertec solar scheme insists that the dream of linking North Africa's wealth of renewable power to the European market is far from kaput and will soon release a report outlining just how possible it is.
    June 14, 2013 - Forbes

  • Johnny Rotten in The Guardian
    It's sort of like the old days of PiL, when the [Sex] Pistols went kaput,Lydon told Billboard. "We've got no backing - no recording company, no sponsors, nothing like that ...... The only way we can make money is the touring, and then we...
  • Jim Cramer in FOXNews
    If Tim Geithner, the New York Fed chairman, gets a top spot in the Barack Obama's cabinet, we are done, finished, kaput. It is that simple,CNBC commentator Jim Cramer wrote in Real Money magazine.
  • Stuart Rothenberg in Arizona Republic
    They aren't saying it's tough for him to win the Republican nomination or that he's an underdog. They are saying he is finished. Kaput,Rothenberg wrote.

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